What motivates you? Determine how you work best. Do you need quiet, do you like some background music or do you prefer to be in a busy environment? Accommodating your needs and preferences will largely aid you in getting your work done. Don’t be afraid to set aside time in the day to work with no disturbances or to go to your favorite coffee shop for some atmosphere.
Knowing your own needs will not only help get the work done, but also help with the maintenance time necessary to follow up with the projects. If you are unsure how you work best, try a few styles out or alternatively, if you find you never get anything done in your office but know you are always watching television at the same time, try cutting the television out. Give yourself some creative freedom and explore the many options – including whistling!